Basics in Burns for Nurses

by Prema Dhanraj

This book discusses some important aspects of basics in burns for nurses that can help nursing students, medical students, and other health care professionals who are dedicated to the difficult task of taking care of burn patients. Topics discussed include introduction to burns, acute care, complications: early and late, reconstruction, and rehabilitation. These topics are discussed in detail in various chapters such as role of a nurse in the management of burns, anatomy and physiology of skin, types of burns, initial care, and pathophysiology of burn shock. Burn wound care, preparing the patient for surgery, emergency surgical procedures in burns, skin graft, and out-patient Care, is also discussed. Complications encountered in burns, adult respiratory distress syndrome, face mask continous positive airway pressure, reconstructive phase, burn contracture, reconstructive principles during acute phase, and post burn axillary contractures, are some important topics to be considered by a nurse. The book concludes with the topics such as rehabilitation, rehabilitation of hand burns, make up for burn patients, psychological support of burn survivors, prevention of burns, and burns: the Indian scenario.

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Book Detail

Author
1. Dhanraj Prema
Author's Affiliation
1. Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
ISBN
9789350250686
Speciality
Medical Surgical Nursing
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11396
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
258
Book Type
Textbook

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